I agree with what Shutterbug said. And, buying the items AFTER the holiday is going to cost you a lot less. I do like sets, but I also like mixing and matching things and making my own things. One thing I'm currently crazy about is paper piecing, and you can find TONS of piecing patterns for free just by doing a serch for them. And if you're into piecing, don't over look quilting and sewing patterns either. I was once a very active quilter and I've found scrapping ideas and inspiration from my quilting books. Once I buy a new sewing machine(tornado took my heirloom one
), I'll probably resume that hobby as well.